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New HA Study Finds Privately Insured Enjoy Higher Quality of Care than Medicare Beneficiaries

A new study published in Health Affairs finds that medical patients with private insurance typically enjoy a higher quality of care than Medicare beneficiaries, even when controlling for factors such as varying risk profiles from patient-to-patient. We compared within-hospital quality, as measured … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman’s column today in The New York Times deals with Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare and the rest of the health care system. I used to be more familiar with the PCA, which I believe Ryan’s plan is based off of, …

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Paul Krugman has posted a piece about a Republican plan to voucherize Medicare. I am unfamiliar with this plan, so I really can’t comment on the specifics of either it, or Krugman’s analysis. One line, however, jumps out at me. …

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